IRISH ATHLETICS – 10K/HALF/MARATHON
OLYMPIC MARATHON RUNNER – EMERGENCY MEDICINE DOCTOR – DAD
Paul currently lives and trains in Belfast and has managed to achieve all of his athletic success whilst balancing life working as an emergency medicine doctor, as well as recently becoming a father. In 2016, he featured in the RTE ‘Road to Rio’ TV series, documenting his qualification and build up to the Olympic Games. In 2017, Paul founded the DreamRun Dublin project, in which he annually selects and coaches a group of ten Irish runners for 24 weeks towards their goal of breaking the magical sub 3 hour barrier at the Dublin marathon. In 2020, he was awarded the Belfast Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Paul represented Team Ireland in his second Olympics in Tokyo 2020 finishing in the main group of athletes of the gruelling Olympic Marathon.
2022 will be another massive year for Paul as he has qualified to run in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon USA, the European Athletics Championships in Munich Germany and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.